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ACIDOPHILUS PLUS
FAST FACTS ABOUT ACIDOPHILUS PLUS
Beneficial (“good”) intestinal bacteria promote health, discourage the growth of disease-causing (“bad”) bacteria
and pathogenic fungi, and improve the balance of microbes which normally inhabit our intestines. Many beneficial
bacteria transform naturally occurring sugars, especially lactose, into lactic acid, promoting a more balanced and
stable intestinal environment. As one of the most abundant sources of lactose is milk, these beneficial bacteria have
been used for thousands of years to produce yogurt, cheese, and fermented milks. Both science and folklore
support healthful roles for these foods. GNLD’s supplement of beneficial bacteria, Acidophilus Plus, combines
potency with technology to guarantee that live organisms survive the stomach acid and reach the intestines to
deliver five billion viable organisms capable of supporting optimal digestive tract function.
WHY BENEFICIAL BACTERIA?
WHY GNLD ACIDOPHILUS PLUS?
variety of microorganisms in the intestines.
■ Beneficial bacteria help produce vitamins and, through an
indirect mechanism, boost resistance to infection and
disease.
■ Cultured dairy products (yogurt, cheese, fermented milks),
produced through the actions of beneficial bacteria, have
been used throughout the world for centuries to support
health.
from cultured dairy foods to support a healthful balance of
microorganisms in the gastrointestinal tract.
■ Broad-spectrum. Delivers five types of beneficial, lactic
acid-producing bacteria: Lactobacillus acidophilus,
Lactobacillus bulgaricus, Lactobacillus casei, Bifidobacterium
bifidum, and Streptococcus thermophilus.
■ Concentrated. As many beneficial bacteria as 10 servings of
yogurt or five servings of acidophilus milk!
■ Potency guaranteed. Each capsule is filled with five billion
live organisms and protected for delivery to the intestines.
■ Active cultures. Exclusive Gel-Gard protection system
assures that the maximum number of live bacteria survive
the stomach acid and reach the site of action, the intestines.
■ Convenient. Each bottle contains a 60 day supply.
■ Beneficial bacteria help maintain a healthy balance of a
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■ Whole-food-derived. Contains beneficial bacteria isolated
NUTRITIONALS
Nature • Science
INTESTINE TARGETED
ACIDOPHILUS
PLUS
Lactobacillus acidophilus,
plus B. bifidum, L. bulgaricus,
S. thermophilus and L. casei
DIETARY SUPPLEMENT
60 CAPSULES
Supplement Facts
Serving Size 1 Capsule
Amount Per Serving
Lactobacillus Proprietary Blend
104 mg*
Lactobacillus acidophilus; Bifidobacterium
bifidum; Lactobacillus bulgaricus; Streptococcus
thermophilus; Lactobacillus casei
* Daily Value not established
Other ingredients: Potato starch, gelatin, glucose,
sodium alginate, water, magnesium stearate and
titanium dioxide.
Lot #
907
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Best If
Used By
SUGGESTED USE: 1 capsule daily.
Intestinal lactobacilli aid normal digestive functions
and promote healthy immune system responses.*
* This statement has not been evaluated by the Food
and Drug Administration. This product is not intended
to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
Filled with 5 billion beneficial lactobacilli, the contents of
each capsule is shielded from harsh stomach acid by
GNLD's unique "Gel-Gard" Enteric Protection System.
Banded and packaged with safety seal for your protection.
Do not use if either seal is missing or broken.
REFRIGERATE AFTER OPENING
NOT SOLD IN RETAIL STORES
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ACIDOPHILUS PLUS
THE ACIDOPHILUS STORY
BENEFICIAL BACTERIA MAKE GOOD FOODS
BETTER
Long before it became possible to see bacteria with the aid of
microscopes, people used these minute organisms to produce
cultured dairy products such as cheese, sour cream, and yogurt.
Fermented milks have been safely consumed throughout the
world for thousands of years, as evidenced by their depiction in
Sumerian wall paintings dating back to 2500 B.C. and their
mention in the Old Testament (Genesis 18:8). Yogurt
consumption is part of the folklore of many long-lived
populations, including the Ural Mountain people, many of
whom live more than 100 years! Widely recognized as an
important part of a healthy diet, cultured dairy products have
grown in popularity, with more cultured dairy foods available
today than ever before.
FOOD SOURCES OF LACTOBACILLI*
FROM AROUND THE WORLD
Cultured Dairy Products
Yogurt
Buttermilk
Sour cream
Kefir
Cheeses
Cottage cheese
Acidophilus milk
Bulgaricus milk
Yakult
Bifidus milk
Beneficial Bacteria
Streptococcus thermophilus
Lactobacillus bulgaricus
Lactobacillus acidophilus
Lactobacillus lactis
Streptococcus cremoris
Streptococcus cremoris
Lactobacillus acidophilus
Lactobacillus caucasicus
Lactobacillus acidophilus
Lactobacillus brevis
Lactobacillus casei
Lactobacillus caucasicus
Lactobacillus helveticus
Lactobacillus lactis
Lactobacillus plantarum
Streptococcus cremoris
Streptococcus faecium
Lactobacillus lactis
Streptococcus cremoris
Lactobacillus acidophilus
Lactobacillus bulgaricus
Lactobacillus casei
Bifidobacterium bifidum
Bifidobacterium longum
* Bacteria that produce lactic acid as an end product of milk fermentation.
THE BIRTH OF PROBIOTICS
Most people are familiar with antibiotics, which physicians
prescribe to combat strains of bacteria which cause disease. In
contrast, other strains of bacteria promote health and are
called probiotics, from the Greek meaning “for life.” Probiotics
are live microbial supplements which beneficially affect the
host by improving its intestinal balance. Although anecdotal
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health claims for the regular consumption of cultured dairy
products have circulated for centuries, only in this century
have scientists begun to understand how these foods support
health.
In 1908, Nobel Prizewinning scientist Elie
Metchnikoff of the
Pasteur Institute in Paris
provided the first
evidence that
microorganisms may be
responsible for the
health-promoting effects
of fermented milks. After
observing that Bulgarian peasants lived to ripe, old ages,
Metchnikoff became convinced that their health and
longevity were linked to microbes in the soured milk they
copiously drank. In his book The Prolongation of Life, he
suggested that disease-causing (“bad”) bacteria could be
eliminated by ingesting large amounts of Bulgarian sour milk,
which contained a beneficial (“good”) bacterium later
identified as Lactobacillus bulgaricus. These organisms were
part of a group called Lactobacilli, or bacteria that produce
lactic acid as an end product of milk fermentation.
LACTIC ACID-PRODUCING BACTERIA TIP THE
SCALES TOWARDS
HEALTH
DISEASE
HEALTH
The human
gastrointestinal tract is a
diverse and complex
ecosystem harboring more
than 400 species of
bacteria. Their importance
Bad Bacteria
is demonstrated by their
Good Bacteria
impressive presence: The
large intestine alone
contains about 3.3 pounds (1.5 kilograms) of bacteria! This
quantity of bacteria is not surprising given the tremendous
effect of bacterial growth and metabolism on human health.
Not all bacteria are created or act equally, however. Some
benefit the body and are required for optimal health, whereas
others harm the body by producing toxins and even
carcinogens. Those producing lactic acid promote health. By
turning lactose (milk sugar) into lactic acid, they lower the pH
of the colon and inhibit the growth of harmful bacteria. When
lactic acid-producing bacteria are in short supply, undesirable
bacteria can increase in number. The results can range from simple
digestive discomfort to more serious gastrointestinal disease.
Imbalance — a scarcity of “good” bacteria or a surplus of “bad”
bacteria — can set the stage for a cascade of events that may
ultimately trigger disease.
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EXAMPLES OF LACTIC-ACID PRODUCING (“GOOD”) BACTERIA
Bifidobacterium bifidum
Lactobacillus acidophilus
Lactobacillus casei
Lactobacillus bulgaricus
Streptococcus thermophilus
Did you know…some good bacteria have names that sound
like bad bacteria? Streptococcus, for instance, can be a beneficial
bacterium, although most people think of strep throat when
they hear the word. Streptococcus refers only to the shape of the
bacterium, and has nothing to do with its ability to promote
health or cause disease. (Strept means “twisted” and coccus
means “round.”) Streptococcus thermophilus, Streptococcus
cremoris, and Streptococcus faecium have been safely used for
centuries to produce cultured dairy products.
EXAMPLES OF POTENTIALLY PATHOGENIC (“BAD”) BACTERIA
Clostridium botulinum
Escherichia coli
Salmonella typhimurium
Shigella dysenteriae
Additionally, Lactobacilli are capable of producing enzymes
that break down lactose.
■ produce a wide range of antibiotic substances (acidophilin,
bacteriocin, etc.) which help control the level of pathogenic
bacteria and fungi such as Candida.
■ produce vitamins, especially B-vitamins and vitamin K.
■ act as barriers to prevent pathogenic bacteria from
colonizing the intestines.
Each strain of beneficial bacteria is unique: Each produces
special enzymes, detoxifies different substances, and colonizes
distinct territories in the intestines. For this reason, a broad
spectrum of organisms is desirable.
Good bacteria increase the resistance to disease. When
resistance is low, the content of lactic acid bacteria in the
intestines is considerably lower than usual. A compelling
demonstration of this fact was an experiment in which only 10
bad bacteria (Salmonella) were necessary to kill a guinea pig
with an inadequate amount of beneficial microflora, but about
a trillion cells were required to kill an animal with its full
natural beneficial bacteria present!
Normally, there is a balance among the various bacteria
inhabiting the intestine. However, with the onset of disease or
the use of antibiotics, this balance is upset and the Lactobacilli
are among the first to become depleted.
HEALTH BENEFITS OF BENEFICIAL BACTERIA
HOW BENEFICIAL BACTERIA PROMOTE HEALTH
■ diarrhea
■ constipation
■ colitis (inflamed colon)
■ gastroenteritis (inflamed stomach and intestines)
■ infections with pathogenic bacteria and fungi (e.g., yeast
Lactic acid-producing bacteria tend to healthfully combine
with toxins (which may include cholesterol, heavy metals, and
carcinogens) and bile acids. While this action prevents toxic
products from being reabsorbed, it kills the microorganisms,
which are then eliminated from the body as solid waste. This
mechanism may help explain the increased longevity of people
who regularly consume cultured dairy foods.
Lactobacillus acidophilus (“acid-loving, lactic acid-producing
bacterium”), the most well-known bacterial hero, first gained
attention as a dietary supplement in the 1920s. In 1935 the
first results of clinical trials were published that showed that
acidophilus normalized bowel function in patients with
chronic constipation.
Since then, scientists have identified many other health
benefits of lactic acid-producing bacteria, presumably resulting
indirectly from their ability to:
■ produce lactic acid, thereby increasing the acidity of the
intestines and inhibiting bacterial villains such as
Clostridium, Salmonella, Shigella, and E. coli.
■ decrease the production of a variety of toxic or carcinogenic
metabolites. For instance, Lactobacillus acidophilus can
suppress the formation of cancer-causing amines and
cancer-promoting enzymes in the intestines of humans and
animals.
■ aid absorption of minerals, especially calcium, due to increased
intestinal acidity.
■ use lactose, to which many people are intolerant, to produce
lactic acid. Because cultured milk products are much lower
in lactose, they are better tolerated than milk alone.
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Scientific literature documents the healthful effects of
cultured dairy products and/or probiotic supplements in a
number of conditions:
infections, infections causing food poisoning, etc.)
■ flatulence
■ lactose intolerance
■ impaired digestion
■ cancer, especially colon cancer
■ poor utilization of food nutrients
THE PROBIOTIC GAP
The following factors can deplete good bacteria and upset
their balance in the intestines:
■ antibiotics, which can kill good as well as bad bacteria
■ other drugs
■ infections (bacterial, viral, and fungal)
■ diet (highly processed, low-fiber foods)
■ chronic diarrhea
■ stress
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The intestinal balance between good and bad bacteria in
turn can affect:
■ nutritional status
■ efficacy of medications
■ physiological function
■ aging
■ cancer
■ immune response
■ infection
■ comfort
It is often difficult to obtain beneficial bacteria in foods
alone. And even if live bacteria are present, you’d have to eat
a lot of yogurt to consume enough bacteria to achieve an
effect, especially considering the following:
■ Due to pasteurization, most popular brands of yogurt do
not contain live cultures.
■ Laboratory tests of various cultured milk products have
shown that the bacterial strains that are supposed to be
there often are not present or are present in very low levels.
■ Cooked foods do not contain live organisms. All cultured
dairy products should be eaten raw to take advantage of
any probiotic benefits.
■ Beneficial bacteria cannot survive the acidic environment
of the stomach. Therefore few live organisms make it to
the intestines to exert their beneficial effects.
ACIDOPHILUS PLUS SUPPORTS
A HEALTHFUL BALANCE!
Broad spectrum of organisms from the human food chain!
Eating many types of cultured milk products from around the
world on a daily basis would be an ideal — but impractical —
way to consume diverse microorganisms. To provide broadspectrum support for the health of the gastrointestinal tract,
GNLD has selected and isolated only the best strains used to
prepare whole foods: European yogurt, acidophilus-fermented
milk, bifidus-fermented milk, and Yakult, a popular Japanese
fermented milk. The identity of all the strains is strictly and
continuously controlled to insure that exactly the right strain
is present every time. The product delivers five types of lactic
acid-producing bacteria in a 1:1:1:1:1 ratio:
Convenient! Whereas dairy products are limited in their
shelf-life, GNLD’s Acidophilus Plus has an extended shelflife if stored as recommended (i.e., stored in a cool, dry
place and refrigerated after opening). And while cultured
dairy products can be inconvenient to transport, store, and
sometimes, even locate, Acidophilus Plus is easy to take
anywhere your busy lifestyle takes you! Taking just one
capsule of Acidophilus Plus each day is a convenient way to
help maintain a constant, healthful balance of intestinal
flora.
Potency guaranteed! GNLD’s bacterial strains are cultivated
under strict conditions to guarantee high levels of active
bacteria — much higher numbers than are found in a serving
of cultured dairy foods! In fact, one capsule of Acidophilus Plus
contains as many beneficial bacteria as 10 one-cup servings of
yogurt or five 8-ounce servings of acidophilus milk! Maintaining
gastrointestinal health requires the presence of between 100
million and one billion bacteria per day. Each capsule of
Acidophilus Plus is filled with five billion viable beneficial
bacteria.
Targeted Delivery Technology!
Our exclusive Targeted Delivery
Technology protects the beneficial
bacteria from the harsh, acidic
environment of the stomach and
maximizes the number of live
bacteria that reaches the intestines. To produce Acidophilus
Plus, diverse types of lactic acid-producing bacteria are specially
processed together with gel-forming polysaccharides, which
are insoluble in acidic conditions, and encapsulated in a hardgelatin capsule. When the capsule encounters the acidic
environment of the stomach, it dissolves, and the contents of the
capsule form an insoluble matrix which protects the bacteria.
When the stomach contents reach the intestines, the Gel-Gard
matrix is dissolved, and the bacteria are released. The active
cultures are delivered exactly where they must act to exert their
healthful effects!
■ Lactobacillus acidophilus
■ Lactobacillus bulgaricus
■ Lactobacillus casei
■ Bifidobacterium bifidum
■ Streptococcus thermophilus
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